Nonviolent communication (NVC)

Nonviolent Communication is all about connecting more deeply with ourselves and others. It is a way to see our shared humanity and the universal human needs we all have, and to see through our different strategies.

NVC can guide us to find more clarity and compassion for what’s going on in ourselves and others, what motivates our behaviour, to find more choice and authenticity, and to find courage to name and ask for what would enrich us, without shame.

We run various events, trainings and groups based on nonviolent communication (NVC*). If you are just getting started, you might want to join the book club or one of the practice groups. And if you are based in or near Calderdale, you are welcome to come to our NVC Community gatherings or one off events.

*Tom W & Viv are both NVC practitioners on the path towards NVC certification (an accreditation process that takes 3-5 years to complete).

NVC book group

Viv is starting a new book group for 2021 working through Marshall’s classic text ‘NVC – a language for life’ – a great place to start if you are a beginner, or if you would value revisiting the basics. We will meet online covering 1-2 chapters a week – exploring our experiences and challenges, with chance to practice and ask questions. Day and time to be decided , contact Viv if you are interested at

NVC practice groups

Tom W currently runs 2 Nonviolent Communication practice groups – one in person in Hebden Bridge (currently online over lockdown), and an online group. These are both currently on Wednesdays and open for new people to join. Contact Tom for more information at

Calderdale NVC Community

There is a growing warm and friendly NVC community in Calderdale. We meet to connect, support each other in integrating nvc and principles of nonviolence, build community and find mutual support. Regular gatherings are fortnightly on Saturdays, with ad hoc meet ups in between. Find out more about Calderdale NVC Community here.

NVC trainings and events

We are also hoping to organise more weekend / multi day events in the hills near Hebden Bridge once lockdown ends – an opportunity to spend time together in nature, make connections, learn and practice, give and receive support.


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